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Information and Links
Coral Reef Management
Marine Research Institutions
Marine Protected Areas
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
biology and coral reefs -
an excellent series of pages about coral biology, and coral
reefs, and coral diseases.
Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve - Management
agency for the NWHI Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve.
Coral Reef Task Force - and interagecy U.S. Government
task force setup "to preserve and protect the biodiversity,
health, heritage, and social and economic value of U.S. coral
reef ecosystems and the marine environment."
Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority -
the official website for the Great Barrier Reef management
Coral Reef Network - a network of sites about Hawaii's
Coral Reef Initiative - The primary purpose of the Hawaii
Coral Reef Initiative Research Program is to support monitoring
and research activities aimed at building capacity to manage
Hawaii's coral reef ecosystems.
Diving Program - The NOAA Diving Program trains and certifies
scientists, engineers and technicians to perform the variety
of tasks carried out underwater to support NOAA's mission.
- An online database of fishes of the world. Pictures, descriptions,
distributions, and other information.
Aquarium's Web Library - All sorts of information about
the marine life found in Hawaii and the South Pacific,
along with suggested readings and information about their
Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council - An advisory
body to the National Marine Fisheries Service in the Western
Marine Fisheries Service Honolulu Laboratory
of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division
of Aquatic Resources
Voyaging Society - founded in 1973 to research how Polynesian
seafarers discovered and settled nearly every inhabitable
island in the Pacific Ocean before European explorers arrived
in the 16th century.
Expedition - The first scientific
expedition to go to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. 1920's.
Maritime Archaeology and History - UH Manoa program.
Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center
Invasives in Hawaii - UH Botany site.
Institute of Marine Biology
Protected Areas of the United States - provides information
on marine protected areas (MPAs) as required by Executive
Order 13158. This site, managed jointly by the Departments
of Commerce and the Interior, reports on the collective progress
in implementing the Executive Order.
of plants and animals of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
by the Hawaii
Biological Survey. Online databases.
Museum's NWHI Cultural Collection Database - The cultural
objects included in this searchable database are from Nihoa
and Mokumanamana (Necker). They were collected by members
of several expeditions or by private individuals working for
Museum's Annotated Bibliography of Cultural Resources for
the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - Online searchable
Reef Hotspots - Sea temperature measurements across the
globe to evaluate the potential for coral bleaching from abnormally
high ocean temperatures.
Warming and the Risk of Sea Level Rise - EPA analysis.
Ocean Explorer's Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - take
a look through the eyes of a Hawaiian monk seal as it swims.
Manoa and Hilo
Marine Option Programs.
Climate Observation Program - Teacher at Sea - Join a
teacher at sea and follow daily logs, video and interviews.
Niño and La Niña - NOAA's Tropcal Atmosphere
and Ocean project maintains a string of moored ocean buoys
for improved detection, understanding and prediction of El
Niño and La Niña.
Niño and La Niña - National Acadamies of
Niño and La Niña - NOAA's El Niño
theme page. Links to everything about El Niño you could
ever want to know!
Storms Worldwide - Track tropical storms, hurricanes and
typhoons worldwide. Landfall/strike probabilities and other
Weather Page - Everything you might possibly want to know
about weather. Links to National Weather Service and a million
Weather Service Forecast Office, Honolulu, HI